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Beat the Heart Attack Gene

The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes
Narrated by: Bob Souer
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
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Heart disease is the number-one cause of death in America. It affects 81 million Americans and is the culprit in one of every two deaths in the United States. Most people think that they are not at risk of a heart attack if they control their cholesterol and blood pressure, but they aren't aware of other major risk factors. The good news is that with the right information and strategies, heart attacks are preventable - even if heart disease runs in the family.

In Beat the Heart Attack Gene, world-renowned cardiovascular specialists Bradley Bale, MD, and Amy Doneen, ARNP, present a new model for understanding and preventing heart disease. They explain the three different genetic types of cholesterol profiles and tailor treatments for each type, using their cutting-edge Bale/Doneen Method, a simple, comprehensive prevention plan that detects cardiovascular disease (CVD) at early stages. Beat the Heart Attack Gene includes easy quizzes and self-tests that show how to determine cholesterol genotype as well as advice for how to apply that knowledge through nutritional and lifestyle changes. For heart attack and stroke survivors, the Bale/Doneen Method also helps prevent recurrences by identifying and treating what's triggering the patient's disease - a crucial step that many cardiologists neglect.

With their proven method utilized by healthcare professionals worldwide, Bale and Doneen empower listeners by alerting them to potential health threats, and then offer personalized, evidence-based strategies so they can live healthy, active lives without fear of heart attack or stroke.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Bradley Bale, Amy Doneen, and Lisa Collier Cool (P)2014 Tantor
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  • Sue
  • 21-11-2017

Wish I'd listened to this years ago

This audio book gives you every bit of information you need to avoid heart disease, manage and control it if you already have heart disease. Very informative and easy to understand

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  • Bill
  • 15-12-2019

A very long advertisement.

I may continue this later: but for now I stopped about halfway out of annoyance. Its format feels like: here's one aspect of your heart condition, our clinic can help you, here's another, our clinic can help you, here's another, our clinic can help you and we guarantee you'll stay alive until you stop coming or we drop you, here's another, we can help you, ... Very little on the trade-offs involved in heart treatments. For example: they lower your chance of dying from cardiac problems, but raise them for diabetes and cancer often ending up with the same mortality. They'll want you to exercise more but the medicines will increase your fatigue, lower interest in exercise, and lower the benefit from the exercise. The meds give you a continual cough, cause impotence, raise glucose, memory issues, ... They seem to be fan's of the Mediterranean diet without commenting on the inflammatory aspects of the diet. Basically a huge marketing brochure.

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  • Katherine anne dillon
  • 21-05-2020

easy to understand

loved it. lots of things to ask my doctor. answers lots of bloodwork questions also. helps me understand what i should do next. will share with others!

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  • RjH
  • 15-03-2020

Great survey of optimizing heart and circulation

After listening to the book, I've decided to purchase a hard copy. I have several heart health issues that were addressed in the book that I want to discuss with my cardiologist. Since he recommend the book to me, it will be a good basis for discussion about my increasing plaque issues. Thank you for sharing your research with others!

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  • Patrick Davis
  • 08-01-2020

Game Changer

Very informative. A learning experience for me. It has cause me to want to learn more and fact check some of the items in this book. I started reading the book for me and realized it will also be helpful to my wife.

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  • Orc
  • 05-10-2019

Best Cardiovascular disease prevention out there

This book easily is the best in teaching you all the basics on bloodwork markers and how to prevent all types of heart disease related illness. It is very clear and practical. Absolute rock solid information

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  • Jason
  • 16-04-2019

very insightful

this book and approach took everything I thought I knew about cardiovascular disease and risk factors and turned it on it's head. very scientifically based and educational. everyone should read this book.

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  • Eileen Chalmers
  • 18-02-2019

Vital if you want to avoid heart attack/stroke

I found it very informative and helpful. You may not be getting the best care. This book could save your life.

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  • david o malley
  • 06-08-2018

Everyone should read this book

great book
Life saving advice delivered in both an easy to follow and scientific way

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-01-2018

Why don't all physicians know this?

Until you find a physician who really cares you are going to have to understand the information in this book and be an excellent self advocate.

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  • PMT
  • 14-04-2019

Don't buy it!!!!!

Talk, Talk, Talk, and no substance. Just a big ad for unfounded treament. I did not learn anything new. A waste of time.